Applications are taken from all interested persons in the high school target areas (preferably freshmen and sophomores.) Eligible target schools include: Etowah, Gadsden City, Gaston, and Glencoe. Applications can be obtained from the high school counselor at the aforementioned schools.
The Academic Phase consists of 12 Saturday sessions, meeting twice a month—normally on the 1st and 2nd Saturday.) The phase is designed to enhance the student’s skills in their high school core classes. Tutoring is provided during this phase, as well as after school.